Friday, July 10, 2009

National Book Awards Fiction

The National Book Awards Foundation sent me an email about their celebration of the 60th year of the National Book Awards. To mark the date, they’re doing a book-a-day blog on the Fiction winners from 1950 to 2008. You can visit every day for 77 days (it kicked off on July 7th with The Man with the Golden Arm, followed by Collected Stories of William Faulkner, then From Here to Eternity. Today’s book is Invisible Man.

To follow the blog, just go to the homepage and click on the bookcovers. If the covers are veiled, it means they haven’t been blogged yet and aren’t clickable. It’ll be fun to read about each of the winners, both the big named authors, like Ralph Ellison and Eudora Welty, as well as the lesser known authors.

Plus, as an added bonus, you can come to the grand finale on September 21st for a chance to select The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction and win two tickets to the 2009 National Book Awards. This is the first time in its history the Awards will be open to a public vote.

It’s fun just to scroll down the book covers and remember all the books that have won this prestigious award.


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9 comments:

  1. This looks like fun. Thanks for the link.

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  2. What a nice way to commemmorate the art of books. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh, this looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You know, one day in the not too distant future, when I'm rich and famous, my book cover will be up there--kinda close to say, Faulkner.

    Well, on second thought, maybe not. Maybe, however, they'll let me sweep up the hall after the big shindig. That works for me.

    Best regards, Galen

    Imagineering Fiction Blog

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  5. Thanks for letting us know about this, Helen. "Some day my prince will come...."
    Karen

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  6. Oh, I'm sure the book I'm turning in Monday on Game Programmers and Artists will be on the list next year.

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  7. Prestigious award indeed! Thanks for the tip and link, Helen.

    The Old Silly

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  8. Wouldn't that be something, Jean! I would be able to say, I know her!

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